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NATO Centres of Excellence: A New Organisational Model and Vehicle for Multinational Knowledge Exchange

dc.contributor.advisorKoller, Hans
dc.contributor.authorCorbe, Marian
dc.contributor.grantorHelmut-Schmidt-Universität / Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg
dc.contributor.refereeScheytt, Tobias
dc.date.issued2020-01
dc.description.abstractWith the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) entered a process of transformation to adapt to an ever changing security environment. This continuous transformation process forms NATO´s large scale knowledge management intiative in reaction to the increasing requirement of new capabilities and the interoperability of Allied armed forces. An often overlooked area of this process, is the development of 26 multinational competence centres: the NATO Centres of Excellence (COEs). These competence centres represent a new model of multinational military organisations that support NATO transformation through knowledge exchange and capability development. Each centre is established on a specific functional area or profession, such as Cyber Defence, Military Medicine, or Civil-Military Cooperation. As a response to an increasingly downscaled NATO Command Structure, the COEs provide an alternative for nations to voluntarily participate in the development of specific capabilities. This sets the COEs apart from the formal hierarchies in NATO and offers a space for experimentation, multinational cooperation, and innovation. I argue that COEs are adopting an increasing role as service provider and reach-back organisations for niche-capabilities in a shrinking NATO Command Structure. Individually, each COE represents an important knowledge repository in its area of expertise. Collectively, the COEs form an organisational field that exceeds NATO’s remaining expertise in niche professions. How these organisations contribute to capability development and knowledge exchange, in the context of increased interoperability and transformation of Allied Forces, is the subject of this thesis.
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dc.identifier.doi10.24405/4761
dc.identifier.urihttps://openhsu.ub.hsu-hh.de/handle/10.24405/4761
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:101:1-2020022009285492590814
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversitätsbibliothek der HSU / UniBwH
dc.relation.orgunitFakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
dc.relation.orgunitCivil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence
dc.relation.orgunitBWL, insb. Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement
dc.rights.accessRightsopen access
dc.subjectNATO
dc.subjectNATO Centres of Excellence
dc.subjectWissensmanagement
dc.subjectCommunities of Practice
dc.subjectNATO Transformation
dc.subjectMultinational Cooperation
dc.subjectCapability Development
dc.subjectMilitary
dc.subjectInstitutional Logics
dc.subjectSmart Defence
dc.subjectKnowledge Exchange
dc.subjectKnowledge Management
dc.subject.ddc350 Öffentliche Verwaltung, Militärwissenschaftde_DE
dc.titleNATO Centres of Excellence: A New Organisational Model and Vehicle for Multinational Knowledge Exchange
dc.typePhD thesis (dissertation)
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceHamburg
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-01-13
dspace.entity.typePublication
hsu.thesis.grantorplaceHamburg
hsu.uniBibliography
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